Alicante: Shopping Holiday
Capital of the Costa Blanca
Shopaholics will not want to leave Alicante, such is the selection of shopping opportunities which range from the bustling local markets, full of Spanish charm, to Alicante's popular indoor shopping centres and malls. Alicante is ideal for a shopping holiday as visitors are never far from away from cafés, which provide the perfect place for some relaxation time after a hard day on the feet, and the opportunity to sit back to enjoy the nearby scenery and watch the world go by.
For traditional shopping in Alicante, the Rambla de Méndez Núnez is not to be missed, a lively street lined with a good choice of small shops and interesting speciality stores. Larger and more modern high-street stores in Alicante are available around the Maisonnave area, with late-night shopping often popular in this part of Alicante. Those looking for indoor malls should head to the enormous Gran Via Shopping Centre, which is full of fashion boutiques, or the vast Panoramis Complex, which combines shopping with entertainment and leisure.